Victory Strategy: Obedience Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of August 2

Victory Strategy: Obedience Part 1By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7NV1qaTaUs[/embed]1 John 5:4-5 NLT reveal to us that "every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God."In these two verses, God... Read more

What Happens When Gods Timing Doesnt Make Sense? | RELEVANT Magazine

Taylor is a 33-year-old working on her masters in nutrition. Shes fielding several promising job opportunities, but shes starting to get anxious about marriage. Its been several years since her last serious relationship, and most of her close friends have been married for a few years now. Shes excited about the future, but shes... Read more

40 Beautiful Bible Verses about Joy to Remember God’s Blessings

12 New Testament Scriptures about Joy John 15:11,I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.Romans 15:13,May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of... Read more

Gods Workmanship – Encouragement Café – July 28

Gods Workmanship By Dawn NeelyFor we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we could walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 NASBI have my devotions early each morning. Someone once told me waiting to have ones devotions at the end of the day is like trying to play... Read more

Solid Foundation – Part 2 – God’s Love at Work – Week of July 26

Solid Foundation Part 2Week of July 26, 2020[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FISWQSgMc74[/embed]Ten days ago, The Lord highlighted the restoration of ruined cities to me (Is 61:4).Three times. He then led me to Psalm 118:14-15 AMPC, which says, "The Lord is my Strength and Song; and He has become my Salvation. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents... Read more

Finding Blessing in Gods Delays – Girlfriends in God – July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020Finding Blessing in Gods DelaysBarb RooseTodays TruthIn her deep anguish Hannah prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly. And she made a vow, saying, Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servants misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to... Read more

Gods Mission to Rescue a Prostitute

Many of us learned about the defeat of Jericho as children in Sunday school. Joshua’s army fought the battle by marching around the city for seven days. At the end of the march, they gave a mighty shout, and, as the song goes, the walls came tumbling down! God won the battle while Joshua and... Read more

Solid Foundation – Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of July 19

Solid Foundation  Part 1By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0OLOcfezmg[/embed]The title of a sermon, I heard nearly two decades ago, has always stuck with me: It was Keep Your Tent Pegs Light.While I dont remember the sermon, I realize God has highlighted this title to me recently to remind me of an important message for this hour: That we... Read more

10 Steps to Digging Deeper into Gods Word

After gaining an understanding of the passage and seeing how it relates to my current situation, it is now time to put Scripture into action. What are some practical ways I can live out the passage today? These are ideas I come up with to apply the principles of the Bible passage. For instance, if... Read more

Magnificent Multiplicity – Part 2 – God’s Love at Work – Week of July 12

Magnificent Multiplicity Part 2 By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04aN1WoDUZs[/embed]Two weeks ago, on June 29, during quiet time, I heard the melody Canon in D (Pachelbel) in my head.It looped and looped until, finally, I paid attention.I realized Holy Spirit was revealing something to me.This was the bridal march tune at my wedding many years ago and the... Read more

20 Bible Verses That Teach Us about God’s Blessing

Jesus teaches on blessings that dont always sound like blessings, but they are tied to heavenly rewards!9. Matthew 5:2-12 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.Blessed are those who hunger and thirst... Read more

‘God’s Going to Take Care of My Son’: Father of 19-Year-Old Believed to Be Killed in ‘CHOP’ Gives Heartbreaking Interview

'God's Going to Take Care of My Son': Father of 19-Year-Old Believed to Be Killed in 'CHOP' Gives Heartbreaking Interview The father of a 19-year-old man killed in Seattles Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone says he doesnt know what happened to his son, but that he is trusting God.Somebodys kids did that... Read more

Magnificent Multiplicity – Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of July 5

Magnificent Multiplicity Part 1By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWjsdbfGxfg[/embed]We are in a fitting time that will bring great change in our lives for the betteran expanded season for Gods sons and daughters who continue to follow Holy Spirits lead and make Godly decisions.It is a time when Gods Name will be great in the earth, and we... Read more

Jesus – God’s selfie?

(Image: Unsplash/Toni Hukkanen)The church noticeboard was changed each week, to advertise the next Sunday sermon. I glanced at it as I usually do when I drove past on my way to a funeral. 'Jesus God's selfie' it read. Nah, I thought. Why? I associate 'selfies' with narcissistic tourists or manipulating 'influencers' trying to get a... Read more

Doors of Opportunity – Part 2 – God’s Love at Work – Week of June 29

Doors of Opportunity Part 2 By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPe1pMcXUB4[/embed]We know that Jesus is the Door, who stands in the gap (doorway) on our behalf. He alone holds the key and is the One who rules sovereignly over our entrance. Isaiah 22:22 AMPC tells us, "And the key of the house of David I will lay upon his... Read more

When Youre Afraid to Jump Into the Deep End of Gods Will – Girlfriends in God – June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020When Youre Afraid to Jump Into the Deep End of Gods WillSharon JaynesTodays TruthHowever it is written, What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him (1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV)Friend to FriendHave you ever been... Read more

Waiting for Gods Best – Encouragement for Today – June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020Waiting for Gods BestSARAH GERINGERLee en espaolSince ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. Isaiah 64:4 (NIV)When I prepped my day planner for the new year, a surprising fact hit me: I... Read more

God’s love is unconditional and it extends to all

PixabayI really enjoyed Father's Day this year. It was good to be reminded that I am really fortunate to be part of a loving family. We may be separated by lockdown but I'm proud of my kids, and I know they love me, even if they never seem to laugh at my jokes! I spent... Read more

Challenging Loyalty to Family for God’s Sake – Daughters of Promise – June 24

CHALLENGING LOYALTY TO FAMILY FOR GODS SAKESo Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah into the field where his flock was and said to them, I see that your father does not regard me with favor as he did before. But the God of my father has been with me. You know that I have... Read more

Keep Witnessing. Gods Still Pursuing.

Our culture is said to be post-Christiannot merely not Christian, but increasingly set against Christianity. More and more, we’re in danger of losing confidence that talking about Jesus will have any impact. Yet our secular society leaves people searching for something that gives meaning and purpose to their lives. Yes, these can be difficult times... Read more

Doors of Opportunity Part 1 – God’s Love at Work – Week of June 21

Doors of Opportunity Part 1 By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0e8ft1Ch6A[/embed]A couple of weeks ago, on Friday, June 5, I met my husband at a building supply store to look at new front doors.It was his idea.A long overdue project for our fixer-upper.I joked that this event was date night and what an odd date it was.But I... Read more

God’s ancient answer for racism

(Photo: Unsplash/Clay Banks)Recent racially charged incidents including the tragic death of George Floyd have stirred ensuing riots and torn open the rawest of wounds racism. Judging a person according to skin color is an ancient sin. For that reason, God gave this ancient solution.In the earliest words of Scripture, God spoke: "Let us make human... Read more

Will Gods Wrath Come upon the Sexually Immoral? (Ephesians 5)

This article is part of the Tough Passages series. Listen to the Passage Read the Passage 3But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.4Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there... Read more

Youthful Resurrection – Part 2 – God’s Love at Work – Week of June 14

Youthful Resurrection Part 2By Margaret D. Mitchell[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJGn_Of6q1g[/embed]The Word I believe The Lord gave me regarding the dream in Part 1 of this series is precisely this:Now is the beginning of the manifestation of a fresh, new expanse for God's sons and daughters. The ones who endured long-suffering, processed through it Gods way, and continue to... Read more

Rest in Gods Love | Devotional by Mary Pinckney

My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT) 2020 came in with a vengeance. On top of dealing with COVID-19, many have also dealt with other life-altering challenges. Its almost as if the bottom fell out and many are trying to find sure footing again. Is there... Read more

Only Gods Plans Prevail – Beloved Women – June 11, 2020

Only Gods Plans Prevail Beloved Women June 11, 2020READ: Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21 ESV)TODAYS ENCOURAGEMENT: Our society is obsessed with planning. We have digital and paper tools to help us with our meals, projects, and lives. At... Read more